Fort McCoy News February 9, 2018

News Notes

Military Appreciation, chili contest scheduled for Feb. 10

Military Appreciation Day and the Chili Taste-Off are scheduled for Feb. 10 at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area.

Military Appreciation Day is 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Military members and their Family members get half off lift tickets, equipment rental, and tubing passes. Raffle prizes (for military members only) will be drawn at noon.

The Chili Taste-Off is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants submit their favorite recipes, and chalet guests can taste it and vote on their favorites. Participants must register and be set up by 10:30 a.m. These events are open to the public. For more information or to register, call 608-388-4498.

McCoy troop to hold cookie sale at Exchange Feb. 10, 24

Fort McCoy Girl Scout Troop 4207 will be hosting a Girl Scout cookie sales booth 10:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Feb. 10 and 24 at the Exchange. Many varieties of cookies will be available for purchase. Sales support Troop 4207 and the Fort McCoy USO.

Ash Wednesday services planned for Feb. 14

On Wednesday, Feb. 14, there will be holding two Ash Wednesday services held at Fort McCoy. The Protestant service will be a short service with ash distribution from 7:45-8 a.m. in building 2672. The Catholic service will be 11:30 a.m. to noon in building 1759.

Ashes will also be available throughout the day at the RSO (building 2675) and at the 88th Regional Support Directorate (building 60), for those who are unable to attend the services. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at 608-388-3528.

Combined Football Challenge scheduled for Feb. 14

A Combined Football Challenge is scheduled for Feb. 14 at Rumpel Fitness Center, building will attempt the following football challenges: 40-yard dash, cone drills, standing broad jump, 20-yard short shuttle run, bench press, tire roll, and sled push. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female participants. 1122.

Registration is required by Feb. 13. The event is open to eligible Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation patrons.

For more information, call 608-388-3200.

AER representative training set for Feb. 14, 21

Army Emergency Relief (AER) unit representative training is scheduled for 1 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 14 or 21 at Army Community Service, building 2111.

The training helps explain what AER is and what a unit representative does.

AER is dedicated to "helping the Army take care of its own" by providing financial assistance to Soldiers with money donated by Soldiers.

Learn more about AER by going online to

Registration is required by Feb. 10. For more information or to register, call an AER representative at Army Community Service at 608-388-3540.

Black History Month observance set for Feb. 15 at McCoy's

Fort McCoy's observance of African-American/Black History Month is scheduled for noon Feb. 15 at McCoy's Community Center, building 1571.

The guest speaker will be William Thompson. The Department of Defense's theme for the 2018 observance is "African-Americans in Times of War." Participants should get lunch on their own before the observance begins.

The event is coordinated by Regional Training Site-Maintenance. For more information, call 608-388-3938.

Flag shadow-box workshops set for Feb. 20, 22

Flag shadow-box workshops are scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 20 and 22 at the Army Community Service Wood Shop, building 1133.

The shadow boxes will hold a folded U.S. flag and military memorabilia. All materials and instructions are provided. Class sizes are limited, and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration is required by Feb. 14. ACS events are open to military members, civilian workers, Family members, and registered Fort McCoy volunteers.

Call 608-388-3505 to register.

'It's All About Us Day' scheduled for Feb. 24

The "It's All About Us" workshop is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 24 at Army Community Service Family Building, 2161.

Participants will get a chance to try out new activities, such as quilting, painting, chair yoga, quilling, latch hook, nail art, and journaling.

Crafting supplies will be provided, or participants may bring their own projects. Bring a potluck dish or snacks, along with the recipe, to share. Families should bring their own drinks.

The event is open to military, retirees, civilian workers, Family members, and registered Fort McCoy volunteers. Participants must be 12 years or older, and children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Space is limited. Registration is required by Feb. 2. For more information or to register, call 608-388-3505.

Dates set for tryouts for post's Army Ten-Miler team

Tryout races have been scheduled for Fort McCoy's 2018 Army Ten-Miler team.

Soldiers must compete in at least one of the three qualifying 10k races. The top eight runners will be selected for the team.
The team is open to permanent party active-duty or Reserve Soldiers in units at Fort McCoy. Selected team members will be expected to train together prior to the Army Ten-Miler on Oct. 7 in Washington, D.C.

The three qualifying races are the April Showers Run at 2:30 p.m. April 18, South Post Run at 9 a.m. May 19, and Commander's Run at 7 a.m. June 14. Advance registration is required for all races.

For more information, call Rumpel Fitness Center at 608-388-3200 or Lt. Col. Mark Woommavovah at 608-388-4929.

Next issue of The Real McCoy

The next issue of The Real McCoy will be published Feb. 23. The deadline for submissions to be considered for publication in the Feb. 23 issue is noon Feb. 14.

For more information, call 608-388-4128.